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Rotation Schedule

The academic year consists of 13 blocks which are each four weeks in length. Community training partners include Oregon State Hospital, Trillium Family Services, Serenity Lane Residential Services, Linn County Mental Health, Benton County Health Department, Kaiser Permanente and others. The didactic portion of our program offers a one half-day per week experience addressing multiple aspects of psychopharmacology, psychotherapy and other topics applicable to all psychiatrists.

Year 1
2 Blocks 1 Block 1 Block 2 Blocks 7 Blocks
Inpatient Internal Medicine Outpatient Internal Medicine Emergency Medicine Outpatient Family Medicine Inpatient Psychiatry


Year 2
3 Blocks 1 Block 3 Blocks 1 Block 1 Block 2 Blocks 2 Blocks
Adolescent Psychiatry Forensic Psychiatry Consult Liaison Psychiatry Geriatric Psychiatry Inpatient Psychiatry Addiction Psychiatry Inpatient & Outpatient Neurology
13 Blocks / 4 hours per week all year - Outpatient Psychiatry 


Year 3
Blocks Time Commitment Focus
3 Blocks FTE 1 day per week all year Community psychiatry (county mental health agency)
1 Block FTE 1 day per week for 3 or 4 blocks Emergency psychiatry (County mental health crisis team)
9 Blocks FTE 3 days per week all year Outpatient psychiatry
13 Blocks FTE 3 hours per week all year Research time

Year 4
Blocks Time Commitment Focus
6 Blocks FTE 2 days per week all year Outpatient psychiatry
1 Block FTE 1 day per week all year Outpatient consult/liaison psychiatry
1 Block FTE 4 days per week for 1 block TMS/VNS/ECT Procedures
5 Blocks FTE Electives/any rotation not completed in previous years


Didactics are every Wednesday afternoon from Noon until 5:30pm (excluding holidays weeks). They are often grouped per PGY year or combinations of PGY years to facilitate the consolidation of knowledge along with introduction of new information. Our didactics are designed to facilitate a progressive and more in-depth understanding of topics in each academic year.


PGY 1 
Mood Disorders, Thought Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Substance Use Disorders

PGY 2 
Substance Use Disorders, Personality Disorders, Somatic Symptom Disorders, Psychopathology during pregnancy and post partum

PGY 3 
Eating Disorders, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Delirium and Agitation, Substance Use Disorders – focus on MAT

PGY 4 
Mood Disorder continuum, Dissociative Disorders


PGY 1 

PGY 2 
Beyond Basics and Psychopharmacology PRITE review

PGY 3 
Advanced Psychopharmacology PRITE review and Medically Assisted Therapy (MAT) training

Advanced Psychopharmacology PRITE review, Benzodiazepine and Controlled Substances Investigational

Additional Topic

Many topics are covered each academic year such as the Oregon State Statutes to address changes that may have occurred. Other general topics are covered each academic year such as neurology and neuroanatomy to facilitate PRITE and Board review as well as general knowledge retention. Topics such as functional neuropsychiatry utilize different teaching modules each academic year. Wellness is also an ongoing presentation that utilizes modules that vary each academic year. Some topics such as Ethics are presented in a didactic fashion once yet are part of the discussion within other didactics throughout training. 

Oregon State Statues, Wellness, Research Design, ACES, Neurology, Neuroanatomy, Intro to Ethics, QI/QA, Teaching on Teaching, Multicultural Competence, Community Resources

Oregon State Statues, Wellness, Research Design, Neurology, Neuroanatomy, Human Development, CAM Treatments, QI/QA, Teaching on Teaching, Telepsychiatry

Oregon State Statues, Wellness, Working on research, Neurology, Neuroanatomy, Sleep Medicine, Community Resources, Career Planning

Oregon State Statues, Wellness, Neurology, Neuroanatomy, Sleep Medicine, Endocrinology, Sexuality and Sexual Issues, Advanced Topics in Ethics, Community Resources, Career Planning, Administrative Psychiatry

Psychotherapy (Didactic, clinical and experiential)

PGY 1 

  • Didactic: Therapeutic interviewing, intro to psychologic constructs, basic counseling skills, biopsychosocial assessment, mindfulness, intro to psychotherapy, family therapy part 1, and motivational interviewing. 
  • Clinical: Motivational interviewing, supportive therapy
  • Experiential: Resident process group


  • Didactic: Review of basic counseling skills, review of biopsychosocial assessment, review of therapeutic interviewing, psychodynamic theory and practice, psychodynamic case formulation, mindfulness, family therapy part 2, collaborative problem solving 
  • Clinical:  Time limited psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • Experiential: Resident process group


  • Didactic: Advanced psychodynamic theory and practice, CBT, DBT, group therapy, sex and relational therapy
  • Clinical: Cognitive behavioral psychotherapy (CBT)
    group psychotherapy
  • Experiential: Resident process group


  • Didactic: Advanced psychodynamic theory and practice, additional topics based on resident interest
  • Clinical:  Focus based on resident choice and may include psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, or others.
  • Experiential: Resident process group (optional)